Jakarta doctors share their experiences spending Ramadan, Idul Fitri away from families

first_img“I haven’t returned home since February,” Indria Febriani, a doctor at Pasar Minggu Regional General Hospital, said. “Usually, I break fast with my siblings, mom and dad, at home, [but this year I could not].””I haven’t seen my parents for almost three months,” Lia, a doctor who works at a community health center (Puskesmas) in Duren Sawit district, said.She explained that she did not participate in mudik (exodus) to celebrate Idul Fitri with her parents this year over fears of transmitting the disease to her father.”My dad is old and has heart disease, a comorbidity factor for COVID-19. I can’t participate in mudik because I may be the carrier of the virus,” Lia said. The video also showed the doctors calling their parents. Most of them apologized for not being able to see their parents during the Idul Fitri celebration.”Sorry mom, I can’t see you during the Idul Fitri celebration. Let’s meet through a video call instead,” Kevin William Hutomo, a doctor who also works at Pasar Minggu Regional General Hospital, said. He has been staying at a hotel to avoid spreading COVID-19 to his family members.”I don’t know how long I will stay in the hotel mom, as long as there’s still many COVID-19 patients [admitted to the hospital], I will stay here,” he said.Indria also apologized to her mother for not being able to spend the Idul Fitri holiday with her family.”Pray for me Mom, so that the pandemic will be over soon,” she saidIndria said it was a little demoralizing to see reports of Jakartans defying the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) enacted to stem the spread of COVID-19.“My colleagues and I are still fighting, we will not give up. We will do our job well as best as we can until this pandemic is over. But I want to meet my family [again] too,” she said.Kevin echoed the sentiment.”I hope all Jakartans stay at home and if you have to go out please follow the health protocols, use masks and maintain a safe physical distance,” Kevin said.Topics : Doctors from different hospitals in Jakarta have shared their stories of celebrating Ramadan and Idul Fitri away from their families during the COVID-19 outbreak, as part of a stay-at-home campaign launched by the Jakarta administration.In a video uploaded to the administration’s social media accounts, three doctors said they had not seen their families for months to avoid potentially spreading the virus to their loved ones.last_img read more

Arsenal star reveals the secret to Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick prowess

first_imgArsenal star reveals the secret to Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick prowess ‘He’s playing well and consistently as well. Obviously the goals hadn’t come before but tonight he’s scored two unbelievable free-kicks. We’re so happy for him tonight.‘He practices free-kicks and penalties a lot, and is always putting them away. I’m not surprised he scored both tonight.‘Nico works very hard in training. He always stays behind after to practice his set-pieces, I think tonight he’s shown what he’s capable of doing and I’m sure they won’t be the two last goals he scores. His ability is unbelievable.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSmith Rowe burst onto the scene during last season’s Europa League group stage campaign but his progress has been stunted by a series of injuries following his loan move to RB Leipzig in January.‘It’s a great feeling. Obviously I got concussion a couple of weeks ago. I’m just buzzing to be back on the pitch,’ the teenager added.‘Tonight was a big game for me personally. I just want to keep training every day and trying to prove myself when I get given the opportunity.’Will Mesut Ozil ever play again for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Robin van Persie slams Arsenal boss Unai Emery and reveals why he’ll never compare to Arsene WengerMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s priceless reaction to stunning Nicolas Pepe free-kick Metro Sport ReporterFriday 25 Oct 2019 7:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Nicolas Pepe scored two sensational free-kicks in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Vitoria (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe admitted it was no surprise at all that Nicolas Pepe performed a sensational rescue act with two late free-kicks in last night’s 3-2 win over Vitoria.Unai Emery, facing mounting criticism from his own fans, was staring at the prospect of a second defeat in four days when he brought on the club’s record signing with 15 minutes remaining.Pepe has endured a difficult start to his Arsenal career following his £72million transfer from Lille in the summer, but kick-started his Gunners career with two sublime goals the second of which came deep into stoppage time.AdvertisementAdvertisementSmith Rowe, one of Arsenal’s more impressive performers on a testing night, was delighted for the Ivory Coast international but claimed he was confident his new teammate was always destined to come good given how hard he works on the training ground.ADVERTISEMENT‘I think Pepe’s improving every day,’ said the young Englishman.NICOLAS PEPE HAS DONE IT AGAIN! 🔥He rips a free-kick into the top corner in added time to snatch all three points!Sensational strike! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/HLZ6NVZjaU— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2019 Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Investments to Improve Nine Airports

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Investments to Improve Nine Airports Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Results,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Nine airports will make safety upgrades and expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $10 million in state investments, Governor Tom Wolf announced today.“Maintaining and expanding opportunities in our transportation system includes the more than 400 airports in our state,” Governor Wolf said. “Hundreds of thousands of jobs are supported by aviation in Pennsylvania and these investments will help them operate safely, expand to meet demands, or attract more growth.”The funds are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds. The program complements the state Multimodal Fund, which dedicates $6 million to aviation in this fiscal year alone. The fund was created by Act 89, a far-reaching transportation funding program that clears the way for significant investments in all transportation modes.Following is a by-county list of approved aviation projects under the programs with the state share:Allegheny County: Allegheny County Airport — $112,000 in state funding for a total project cost of $224,000 to rehabilitate an equipment storage building.Clinton County: William T. Piper Memorial Airport — $250,000 of state funds for a total project of $500,000 invested to complete improvements to existing hangars.Dauphin County: Harrisburg International Airport — $1,150,000 of state funds for a total of $2,300,000 to construct a skybridge walkway.Indiana County: Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport — $337,500 of state funds for a total project cost of $450,000 to reseal and remark airfield pavement.Lancaster County: Lancaster Airport — $500,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $1,000,000 to construct new hangers and $502,319 of state funds for a total project cost of $1,004,638 to renovate and expand terminal.Lehigh County: Lehigh Valley International Airport — $6,060,681 of state funds for a total project cost of $12,121,362 to develop general aviation hangers.Luzerne County: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport — $412,500 of state funds for a total project cost of $825,000 to relocate the TSA checkpoint.Lycoming County: Williamsport Regional Airport — $350,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $700,000 to relocate their airport fuel farm.Northampton County: Braden Airpark — $325,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $650,000 to construct a general aviation terminal.For more information on aviation in Pennsylvania visit www.penndot.gov June 06, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

UN unveils unity government to end Libya crisis

first_imgLibya agree on national unity government Related Libya announces unity government Tripoli-based MP Fayez Sarraj’s name has been proposed for the prime minister’s post by the UN. The council will have three deputies to the prime minister — representing the country’s east, west and south — and two other ministers. The United Nations has announced plans to end the hostility between the two rival governments in Libya and pave the way for a unified central government. The intergovernmental organisation proposes a presidential council to be set up comprising members from both the governments – one internationally recognized in the eastern city of Tobruk, while the other an Islamist-backed in Tripoli.At a news conference in Morocco, UN’s special envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon, said: “This was not an easy task but we believe this can work if all agree to work as a team.” He named six candidates for key posts in the national government, who will be part of the presidential council headed by a prime minister. However, the proposal is likely to face tough resistance from both parliaments, as some MPs have already cast their doubts on the plan.“We are not a part of this (proposed) government. It means nothing to us and we were not consulted,” said Abdulsalam Bilashahir, of the Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC),” he told the BBC.The GNC has refused to propose names of candidates for a united government, as they want more amendments to the initial deal. Leon, however, said that the GNC’s decision to not propose names and ask for more changes in the text is a little frustrating for the international community, which has made huge efforts to adapt the text favouring both sides.He said that the doors remained open for the GNC to participate as the elected officials in the Tripoli government are expected to vote “for, or against” the plan.Meanwhile, Ibrahim Alzaghiat, of the Council on Deputies (CoD) government, based in Tobruk, said, “This proposed government will only lead to the division of Libya and will turn it into a joke. Mr Leon’s choice was unwise.” Libya’s UN-backed unity government arrives in Tripolilast_img read more

Joseph is Marketing and Outreach Officer at UWI Open Campus, Dominica

first_img Share 48 Views   no discussions Tweet Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Joseph is Marketing and Outreach Officer at UWI Open Campus, Dominica by: – December 16, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: caribbeanjobs.comKimone “Kim” Joseph has been hired as the Marketing and Outreach Officer at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, Dominica. Ms. Joseph officially joined the staff at the Dominica Site on Thursday, December 15, 2011. According to the Head of UWI Open Campus, Dominica, Dr. Francis O. Severin, the institution’s decision to establish the position was both necessary and timely. Dr. Severin said, “We can no longer take for granted that students will apply to the UWI because of our established quality.” He added, “Indeed, in their anxiety to secure credentials as part of the ‘diploma diseases’,’shoppers for education’ may unfortunately be misled by attractive brochures and the ‘foreign is better’ myth. Our new Marketing and Outreach Officer will, among other things, clarify in the minds of prospective students our outstanding quality.”Ms. Joseph’s speciality is in communications, marketing and public relations at educational institutions. She obtained her BA in Mass Communication (summa cum laude) from the School of Communication at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh) in 2004. She received her MA in Communications Studies with distinction from the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds, UK in 2011. During her undergraduate years, Ms. Joseph interned and later worked with the Office of Public Relations and Alumni Relations at SUNY Plattsburgh. During the interval of her studies, she was Head of English at Convent High School. Dr. Severin believes that Ms. Joseph’s education and experience will prove valuable to UWI Open Campus, Dominica’s vision for the provision of tertiary education on the island. “The Open Campus emerged out of an expressed need by many of the UWI stakeholders in countries which did not have physical campuses, to offer a greater variety and level of programmes that would reach the under-served,” said Dr. Severin, “Ms. Joseph has the skills to help the Open Campus meet the people where they are.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

AFCON: Ex-Super Eagles midfielder lauds Rohr’s list against Sierra Leone

first_img Loading… Adepoju told brila that the players called up ‘are good enough’ to beat any team. Eagles’ Head Coach, had on Wednesday released a 23-man list of players for the upcoming 2021 AFCON Qualifier against Sierra Leone in Asaba. ‘I think it’s a very good list of players, they are all doing very well in their various clubs,’ He said. ”The lads on the list merit their invitation to the team. Read Also:Babayaro queries Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment The Super Eagles of Nigeria are currently topping Group L in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers with six points after two games. For the game, Rohr recalled Iheanacho who has been in and out of the squad since he was dropped from the AFCON 2019 squad. The 23-year-old is now back after his resurgence with the Foxes. Since December 2019, the forward has been a regular for Brendan Rodgers’ side and has scored some important goals. Also in the squad is Belgian-born Dessers who is currently the highest goalscorer in the Dutch Eredivisie where he plays for Heracles Almelo. Born in Belgium to a Belgian father and Nigerian mother, the 25-year-old acquired his Nigerian passport to be available for selection. He will follow in the footstep of the likes of Ola Aina, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Tyronne Ebeuhi as players who were born in foreign countries but later got their Nigerian passport to be eligible to play for Nigeria. There are regulars in Rohr’s 24-man squad including captain Ahmed Musa, his vice, Troost-Ekong and others including Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Aribo, Victor Osimhen etc. Germany –based defender Kingsley Ehizibue who plays for FC Koln is another first-timer in the squad. The Super Eagles are the leaders in Group L of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers after two consecutive wins over Republic of Benin and Lesotho. Victories in the doubleheader will guarantee Nigeria a spot at the 33rd AFCON scheduled for Cameroon in 2021. All invited players are to report in the Delta State capital on Monday, March 23. Full SquadGoalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany) Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Leon Balogun (Wigan Athletic, England); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Kingsley Ehizibue (FC Koln, Germany) Midfielders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Etebo Oghenekaro (Getafe FC, Spain); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain) Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Cyril Dessers (Heracles Almelo, The Netherlands); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France) FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju, has lauded the calibre of players Gernot Rohr invited for the Super Eagles clash against Sierra Leone in the AFCON 2021 qualifier. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The Worldlast_img read more

Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association Hall of Fame Ceremony and Awards Concert Announced

first_imgBatesville, IN—The Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association announced its annual Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony and Concert will be taking place Saturday, November 2 at the Gibson Theater in Batesville. The awards show will feature live performances and a night of story-telling by inductees. This year’s event will feature Nashville artist and hit songwriter Radney Foster. Foster’s career includes thirteen songs on the Billboard Hot Country Charts and 2 Top Ten hits with “Just Call Me Lonesome” 1992, and “Nobody Wins” 1993. His songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Jack Ingram. Foster’s longtime sideman and guitarist Eddie Heinzelman(2019 Franklin County inductee) will be performing with him. The show will also include performances by local musician Toby Huff and Ron Hollowell. The 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees are:Educators: William Switzer – (posthumous induction), Gary Holdsworth, Patsy Holdsworth (posthumous induction)Musicians: Eddie Heinzelman, Doug Heller, Russell Griffith, Brian DeBruler, Michelle DeBruler, David Lacey, Goose Ingles (posthumous induction),  and Nick Ullrich.“This event is a great opportunity to increase community awareness and support of local music and our organization,” said Brian Noble (SEIMA board member).  In addition to its annual Hall of Fame inductions promoting the area’s rich musical heritage, SEIMA has launched a new annual “Inspire Local Music Fund” to help inspire young musicians looking to further a career in music that will be first awarded in 2020. Proceeds from the event go to the fund and continued efforts to promote local music awareness, local music appreciation, and music education efforts for the future of local music.Advance tickets are available on the Southeastern Indiana Musician’s Association website and will be held at the Gibson Theater “Will-Call” to be redeemed day of the show. Please visit their website at www.seimusic.org . Doors open at 6 pm show starts at 7 pm.last_img read more

Death toll now over 1,000 from COVID-19 statewide

first_imgCOVID-19 deaths in the southeastern region. COVID-19 positive cases in the southeastern regionStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced that 669 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 17,835 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 94,998 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 18.8% positive rate and 44 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,007 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 200 positive cases and 28 deaths, Franklin County has 97 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 92 positive cases and 5 deaths.last_img

Osimhen stumbles in France

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen on Sunday failed to discover his scoring form as his Lille side fell by a lone goal to less-fancied Dijon in the French Ligue 1 tie. The forward, who was in action for the entire 90 minutes, failed to level scores for his side after Julio Tavares shot the hosts into the lead in 47th minute of the encounter. Lille now sits fifth with 31 points behind league leaders, Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Rennes and Nantes on the log. Lille would aim to keep their league campaign alive when they host Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Pierre-Mauroyon on January 26. Osimhen has so far banged in a total of 14 goals for the Les Dogues in all competitions.Tags: DijanLes DoguesLigue 1LOSC LillePSGVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

WPB mayor says they are in the ‘early stages’ of planning to reopen the city

first_imgMayor Keith James of West Palm Beach has announced that he and city officials are currently in the process of planning how they will reopen the city.The mayor spoke about what he and city officials have been discussing during a press conference Friday afternoon.“We are in the very early stages of thinking about the process of reopening our city, and what that might look like … we have to look at our reopening not as a big splash, but rather as a gradual flow like the slow opening of a faucet,” James said Friday.So what are they waiting on ? James says they want to make sure they have done enough testing and that the rate of infection is really beginning to curve:“We need to make sure we’re having ample testing, so we know who is affected by this virus, so we can adjust accordingly and make sure appropriate people have been quarantined and isolated and not risk a spike once we do reopen,” said James.While city officials are working on how they will reopen the city, they are also being proactive in making sure residents and businesses are taken care of now.City of officials have developed programs that offer short-term loans of $5,000 to $10,000 to help small businesses.“We are starting to cut checks to our local businesses to help support them. We have approved 15 business applications for loans totaling $139,000,” said James.They have also deployed a nursing home and assistant living facility task force to assess the needs of the city’s most vulnerable population, and they are helping residents who have lost their jobs with a rental eviction protection program.For a list of available resources including testing sites and open businesses, just visit the West Palm Beach Covid-19 toolbox.last_img read more